Yamato Sugi and Yakusugi Land Forest Hike
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Trip at a Glance
Yakushima, Kagoshima, Japan
Adventure, Hiking Trekking
From: ¥15,000 JPY per person
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Departure time depends on your hotel location
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I can arrange hiking gear rental as well as good accommodation and transportation to Yakushima.
- Visit a number of ancient trees including Buddha sugi, Tenchu sugi & Yamato sugi.
- Go off the trail and into the 'real' Yakushima forest.
- A massive cryptomeria tree that ranks amongst the largest on the island. This is a must-see tree.
Yakusugi Land often takes second stage to Shiratani Unsuikyo. And while Jomon sugi may be the tree that everyone wants to see, there are other cryptomeria trees that may not be as old, but are just as impressive as Jomon sugi. You can usually be alone with these trees as you sit and have lunch under its canopy. Yamato sugi is one such tree. Anyone wishing to experience the ‘real’ Yakushima forest should consider booking this tour. This trail is rarely walked by trekkers and so we are usually alone most of the time. There are some wonderful trees along this route and there is a sense of adventure as the forest can be so dense at times. After a 2 hour hike we arrive at Yamato sugi – just in the UNESCO boundary area. Yamato sugi (@3000 – 3500 years old) sits in a quiet valley and it has an enormous presence. It is a pleasure to sit by the tree and enjoy a hard-earned lunch.
Your adventure awaits!
Go! Yakushima aims to offer exciting and informative tours around Yakushima. The tours will leave the visitor with a very good understanding of why Yakushima is a unique island and why it deservedly holds a World Heritage status.
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